Kanye West continues to face backlash following anti-Semitic social media posts that banned him from Twitter and Instagram. Jewish organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League have called out the rapper and condemned his “dangerous” words.
“Power. Disloyalty. Greed. Deicide. Blood. Denial. Anti-Zionism. These are all anti-Semitic tropes that we break down in our #AntisemitismUncovered Guide,” the ADL stated in a statement. cheep. Many of these myths have influenced [Kanye West’s] comments recently, and it’s dangerous.”
West’s issue with social media platforms came when he shared a screenshot on the Meta-owned network of an alleged text exchange he had with Sean “Diddy” Combs.
“I will use you as an example to show the Jewish people who told you to call me that no one can threaten or influence me. I told you this was a war,” West wrote in the now-deleted post.
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After Instagram restricted Yeezy’s slide designer, he took to Twitter with another anti-Semitic message.
“When I wake up I’m going to die [sic] with 3 Over the JEWISH PEOPLE. The funny thing is that I can’t really be an anti-Semite because black people are also Jewish. You guys have toyed with me and tried to block anyone who opposes your agenda,” he wrote in the now-deleted tweet that got him banned from the platform.
The Black Jewish Entertainment Alliance also condemned West’s messages, issuing a statement on Sunday, October 9.
“Ye’s recent statements about the Jewish community are hurtful, offensive and wrong. They perpetuate stereotypes that have been the basis of discrimination and violence against Jews for thousands of years. Words like this tear at the fabric of the relationship between Blacks and Jews,” the statement said.
“The Black and Jewish communities must stand united in the face of incidents like this to make it clear that the trafficking of hateful stereotypes is unacceptable and that the words of one artist do not reflect the views of an entire community.”